Subject: Re: /var/cron -> /etc/cron
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 04/14/1999 14:11:28
>>>>> "Curt" == Curt Sampson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Curt> On Tue, 13 Apr 1999, Andrew Brown wrote:
>> >> ...and that /var/db/pkg should be /usr/pkg/db, because that
>> >> way i could share /usr/pkg among systems and get everything
>> i need out >> of it. > >I've talked to a few other people
>> about this, and most seem to >agree with this. It's just that
>> nobody's actually tried to do it >yet.
>> ...or even /usr/pkg/etc or something.
Curt> Ew! Most everyone I've talked to also agrees that
Curt> /usr/pkg/etc is a directory that should never exist. Config
Curt> files should be centralised.
One thing I really like about /usr/pkg vs say what RedHat does with
RPM is that I know that pkg stuff won't infect my /. I can install
packages on a server and know that they will be available and properly
configured on all clients.
So, I would suggest that we continue to install things in
/usr/pkg/etc, but if the user requests it (via /etc/mk.conf or command
line arguments to pkg_add) that appropriate symlinks be created in
/etc, or even, that symlinks be made in /usr/pkg/etc and point at
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